Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Madrid, Spain Maps Available from Ball State University Libraries

Maps in the News:  Where in the World is Madrid, Spain?

Today Show host Matt Lauer is travelling the globe this week for the “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?” segments. This morning Lauer revealed that he was in Madrid, Spain, for day two of his adventure. The GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) in Bracken Library will be following along with Lauer’s journey featuring maps of the destinations.

Lauer opened his second segment specifically in Plaza Mayor. The GRMC includes a large set of maps of the city of Madrid. The tourist map (shown above—click to enlarge) shows Plaza Mayor in the center of this portion of the map. The map includes information about places of interest, photographs, and a map of the underground network. Other tourist maps of Madrid in the GRMC include maps of parks and museums, the metro system, and places of interest.

The pop-out map of Madrid from 2005 (pictured above) folds up into a convenient pocket-size resource. The map, published by Compass Map Group, opens to show central Madrid and street maps with a map of the Metro on the back.

The GRMC also has historic maps of Madrid, including historic reproductions of city plans from 1695 and 1812. An Army Map Service map of Madrid was published in 1943 during World War II. Historic topographic maps of the city and the surrounding area are also available for research and learning.
Maps from the GRMC circulate for two weeks or longer. Maps of Spain have not yet been fully cataloged in CardCat, so contact the GRMC to find everything available. For more information, please call 765-285-1097 or email mgentry@bsu.edu.  

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